classmethod, format=None, **kwargs)[source]

Create a new Alignment instance from a file.

This is a convenience method for For more information about the I/O system in scikit-bio, please see

Supported file formats include:


fp : filepath or filehandle

The location to read the given format. Filepaths are automatically closed when read; filehandles are the responsibility of the caller.

format : str, optional

The format must be a format name with a reader for Alignment. If a format is not provided or is None, it will attempt to guess the format.

kwargs : dict, optional

Keyword arguments passed to and the file format reader for Alignment.



A new instance.